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how can you tell if a girl has herpes

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Before he sleeps...: ...With her, certainly. Don't freak her out. Simply say you have herpes, and ask if she knows what that means. Be prepared to present the facts. Ther ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please : Please ask the girl if she has herpes simplex i or herpes simplex 2. One is a common cold sore and one is a sexually transmitted disease.
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
You're : You're right in that you should be worried about getting herpes from an infected partner, even if s/he didn't have any active symptoms or signs of inf ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Status matters: Herpes is not always active in someone that has it.It is most easily passed when there are obvious lesions, but silent passage can also occur. If she ... Read More
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Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
KISSING HERPES MOUTH: IF SHE HAS A RASH WITH BLISTERS, AND IF SHE SEEMS TO BE SCRATCHING THE AREA, SHE MAY, INDEED,HAVE HERPES.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Not likely: Am assuming this is genital herpes. In which case, depending on whether or not you agree with president clinton's definition of sex you can get it f ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
30 years experience Pediatrics
See your physician: for proper diagnosis and treatment. A gynecology exam will be more helpful if she has genital herpes
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
23 years experience Pediatrics
Condom use: Condoms can decrease, but not eliminate, the risk of transmission. If you haven't been using protection, start now. If you have any symptoms, get tes ... Read More
A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: While there are 2 forms of herpes commonly transmitted, an oral and genital version, these will generally only infect the area contacted. Much of the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
13 years experience Pediatrics
Likely: Genital herpes can and often does infect the oral region in the form of classic cold sores. If you want to decrease chances of transmission, do not gi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Yes it is possible: Both you and your partner need to be checked for sexually transmitted infections. Some herpes carriers can transmit infection to others without having ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: She may or may not have been shedding virus (contagious) at the time you hooked up. There are simple blood tests that can confirm a past infection.You ... Read More
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